22 January 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen accelerated use and deployment of technology, from remote work and distributed workforces to online conferences, tele-medicine and online education. This will have profound implications for the future, but there is room for optimism.
In Business Soft Skills
17 December 2020
The ILO, in partnership with the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and Nestlé piloted the first In Business Online Soft Skills Training to develop soft skills of women and to support their livelihoods during COVID-19.
01 December 2020
To remain strong, independent and effective representatives of their members, Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMOs) should strive to be role models for members and reflect their members’ best business practices.
COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes
27 November 2020
Micro and small enterprises worst affected by COVID-19 pandemic, says a survey of 4,500 enterprises in 45 countries.
The Federation of Egyptian Industries and ILO explore improving prospects for refugees and Egyptian host communities.
25 November 2020
Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities (PROSPECTS) and the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Egypt’s largest employers’ organisation, organised two rounds of a capacity development workshop for employers in Alexandria and Cairo.
17 November 2020
The November 2020 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 14 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.
Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) explores, with ILO support, the cost and causes of rising industrial disputes in Ghana.
01 November 2020
Considering that the rising level of industrial disputes could negatively impact the cost of production and productivity of enterprises and might be aggravated by tensions within enterprises resulting from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, GEA, with the support of the ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACTEMP), conducted a survey to investigate the cost and underlying causes of the rising industrial disputes in the country and its effects.
Rapid assessments of the EBMOs in Western Balkans and Ukraine reveal the challenges and needs faced by enterprises in navigating and recovering from COVID-19
29 October 2020
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures have caused significant losses and disruptions to enterprises in Western Balkans and Ukraine. To collect evidence on how the pandemic is impacting enterprises’ operations and viability, EBMOs in the region conducted countrywide surveys, which importantly identified relevant support measures for business continuity and recovery. Carried out online between mid-April and May 2020, the surveys reached 2,149 enterprises in six countries. The survey was based on the ILO ACT/EMP “Enterprise survey tool: Assessing the needs of enterprises resulting from COVID-19” and was conducted in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Ghana Employers' Association (GEA) and the ILO collaborate to foster transition to formality in the country
14 October 2020
GEA with the support of ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACTEMP) conducted a needs assessment survey and identified areas of possible support amid the COVID-19 outbreak for transition to the formal economy
Women in business and management
30 September 2020
ITC-ACT/EMP launched MALKIA a new online training. MALKIA is a learning and coaching package for women managers with team responsibilities.